Apprenticeships Opportunities

Please click on the relevant tab below for details of the apprenticeship opportunities available within our Electronics or Helicopters businesses in the UK.

Electronics, Defence and Security Systems


Leonardo understands the future of its high-tech business rests in the hands of the next generation of engineers. We have a long tradition of employing young people in the business, a practice dating back decades. Young people have been the lifeblood of our company and will continue to help determine our future success. This ongoing commitment to young peoples' educational development is demonstrated by our Gold level accreditation by Investors in Young People.

We can offer more than just a job – this is a chance to develop the skills for an interesting and rewarding professional career with an industry-leading organisation.

Currently, there are over 100 trainees in this programme. Apprenticeships are offered in the areas of Manufacturing, Technical, Software, Design Engineering, Business and Cyber disciplines. Additionally, in Scotland, we already offer graduate level apprenticeships in Software and Design Engineering, and are extending degree apprenticeships to England for 2020.

Applications are now closed for our apprenticeship programme commencing in autumn 2020 at our Scottish and English sites. Details of applications for our Electronics, Defence and Security Systems apprenticeship programme starting in autumn 2021 will be published in autumn 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions about Electronics, Defence & Security Systems Apprenticeships

Helicopters


Leonardo Helicopters is a world leader in helicopter manufacture. We design, develop and manufacture an unrivalled range of helicopters and rotary wing technology for civil and military customers, with primary operations in the UK, USA, Italy and Poland.

Applications are now closed for our apprenticeship programme commencing in autumn 2020 at our Yeovil site. Details of applications for our helicopter apprenticeship programme starting in autumn 2021 will be published in autumn 2020.

Leonardo aims to attract enthusiastic people to join its highly regarded 'Craft' and 'Degree' Engineering apprenticeships.

Leonardo was awarded "Outstanding" status following our OFSTED inspection under the Leonardo Training Contract; the highest award possible, demonstrating our excellent training capability.

Our helicopter sector currently has over 200 trainees in its programme.

Frequently Asked Questions about Helicopter Apprenticeships

Entry requirements

Applicants to the 'Craft' apprenticeship programme will need 4 GCSEs grade A-C (pre 2017) or grade 4 and above (post 2017) including Maths, English and Science.

Applicants to the ‘Degree’ apprenticeship programme will need 240 UCAS points (pre 2017) or 96 (post 2017) or above at A-level standard or equivalent, to include maths and at least one further STEM-based subject such as science or engineering. Plus 4 GCSEs grade A-C (pre 2017) or grade 4 and above (post 2017) including English and Science.

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, assessments for helicopter apprenticeships will now take place as video interviews during the week commencing 20 April 2020. Candidates will be sent individual invitations via email or text with full details in due course.

Download the Leonardo Helicopters Apprenticeship Programme brochure

Assessment Centres dates


We usually hold Apprenticeship Assessment Centres around the UK, as part of the application process. However, due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, assessments will now take place as video interviews. Candidates will be sent individual invitations via email or text with full details in due course.

We are holding Apprenticeship Assessment Centres on the following dates:

  • 22 January 2020 – Basildon
  • 18-19 February 2020 – Luton
  • 25-26 March 2020 – Southampton
  • 1 April 2020 – Bristol
  • 14-16 April 2020 – Edinburgh
  • w/c 20 April 2020 – Yeovil
  • 21-23 April 2020 – Edinburgh
  • 28-29 April 2020 – Luton
  • 5-6 May 2020 – Basildon